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by khall
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Veterinary, Nutrition, Grooming & Farrier Questions
Topic: PRP or ProStride
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: PRP or ProStride

SF sorry late coming to this topic. I had IRAP done on my older mare over a year ago. She has bilateral OCD in her stifles that was aggravated after being up for 10 months after foundering from dex. She is sound now, though has not been worked due to lack of time on my part and is 24 this year. We d...
by khall
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 79
Views: 1063

Re: Safe sport

Blob Yes it did: Public information from Hillary Ridland: RG’s abuse started when she was 13. Four other victims stood up with her Saturday after the Grand Prix at The Oaks. Rob was in his late 20s and 30s at that time. If you don't know who Hillary Ridland is: http://www.lagunabeachhorselovers.com/...
by khall
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: The Tack & Apparel Trunk
Topic: Lunging Cavesson
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Lunging Cavesson

I have one very similar from Dressage Extensions. It's sitting in my tack room barely used. I hate it. Heavy and unwieldy. I would sell it if you are interested. I like the lighter ones that have the bicycle chain in the nose piece and form to the nose of the horse. I bought mine from DP saddlery an...
by khall
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Rider health and fitness
Topic: Dieting
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Dieting

Scruffy I'm there with you! Rather than diet I like to eat clean, which is about being mindful of what you eat. Eat whole foods, few ingredients no processed food. With what I am dealing with in my parents (both diagnosed with dementia, with Alzheimers in the family, my mother's father) I am also lo...
by khall
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: My Situation
Replies: 40
Views: 1520

Re: My Situation

MC that is a good price! They are a nice mower and heavy duty use no problem. I have never put the numbers together if I had to move. DH and I may downsize at some point. Not sure if we would move from our area or not. If I went anywhere it would be FL. Yeah horses and multiple ones get pricey. I st...
by khall
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Trainers riding through you.
Replies: 25
Views: 345

Re: Trainers riding through you.

I absolutely know what it feels like to have a trainer ride through you. The only time that has occurred was with Mark and it took several years to get to that point. Towards the end of our time together Mark would sit up on the hill and instruct me in the arena (the viewing for my arena is up above...
by khall
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: When you develop a new standard for a gait...
Replies: 27
Views: 466

Re: When you develop a new standard for a gait...

exvet is that not an exercise you have done before? That is one Mark used early on both in hand and US. He called it advance the haunch. Anja B uses it a good bit along with counter SI. How steep was the angle? We start fairly shallow and as the horse gains strength and flexibility gets to the point...
by khall
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Facilities & Transportation
Topic: Fans for inside trailer
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: Fans for inside trailer

I had mine installed after market. My local auto shop did the deal. They run off the power from the light hook up. Have an on/off switch. In 2008 I had to haul a mare and foal to FL 4+ hours in July for GOV inspections. 96 and had to run with the trailer closed up because of the foal. All windows an...
by khall
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 79
Views: 1063

Re: Safe sport

Abby your opinion on SS and its implication is not why I said your comments were disgusting, but your emphasis on feminism and judging the accusers without any information: women are vindictive and your rationalizing RG's actions: it was so long ago, he learned better, the teenagers threw themselves...
by khall
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 79
Views: 1063

Re: Safe sport

Actually I think it takes way more courage to speak out and follow through than it does to "handle it yourself" which does not protect the next person down the line they go after. I would hope my Eagle scout of a DH and DS would have moral behavior for their entire lives when it comes to s...
by khall
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 79
Views: 1063

Re: Safe sport

Good grief Abby, taking this a bit far aren't you? I am not dancing on RG's grave in any way. It was his decision to take his life. IMO that was a decision he made and can only be attributed to him. I am saying that from what is known that RG did have sexual relations with under age teenagers and he...
by khall
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Safe sport
Replies: 79
Views: 1063

Re: Safe sport

Nothing in life is fair, a USEF membership is not a right it is a privilege that can be revoked for many reasons. SS was developed because of the rampant abuse of minors in sports that they are part of, equestrian sports just being one of those sports. SS may have some issues with it's process but s...
by khall
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: lateral work: why, how to, and where for
Replies: 15
Views: 467

Re: lateral work: why, how to, and where for

I see Mountaineer also halts in lateral work, do any of you do RB in SI or HI? That was also a Mark exercise, never had done it before I worked with him. He is also the one who got me started with counter SI and doing lateral work on bending lines. All of the other instructors I had worked with only...
by khall
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: lateral work: why, how to, and where for
Replies: 15
Views: 467

lateral work: why, how to, and where for

demi had suggested a lateral work thread and I am happy to start one! Lateral work has been a cornerstone of the work I do with my horses for years now. I had of course done lateral work with all of my horses US before I met Mark. Then once I started working with Mark I learned so much more about th...
by khall
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 287
Views: 6668

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Bless you chisamba for saving Excalibur aka Scally. Keep us posted on his transformation! Love the marking:) SF very elegant picture of you on Kyra! Mari oh my! Very expressive photo!! Congrats on sticking that and finishing well. Appy's!! Flight Norsey is one big dude! Lovely halt and a great smile...
by khall
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2122

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

The inside rein is the rein that the horse is bent to regardless of placement in the arena. I'm game for a lateral work thread! I do find many people are confused about the differences in lateral work. It is my bread and butter:) and I teach it many ways both US and from the ground. Use it to fix is...
by khall
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2122

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

That is exciting demi! That is an interesting exercise. Do you know exactly what your instructor was aiming for using these particular pieces of the puzzle? I love riding squares, really makes you ride with precision keeping the horse on the aids. We are having rain and storms these last several day...
by khall
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me Horse Shop?!? - Now need help with names :)
Replies: 69
Views: 1876

Re: Help me Horse Shop?!?

tlkidding that is a nice looking/moving young gelding! Jingles he vets out cleanly:)
by khall
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters
Replies: 119
Views: 3787

Re: Reactivity / Hot off the Leg Challenge Supporters

I don't really agree that the lack of reactivity indicates physical issues always. It can, but it can also be that particular horse's tendencies. It has nothing to do with being hot or lazy IMO. In fact a hot horse can often be behind the leg. I do agree fitness plays a part and IMO training that be...
by khall
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 287
Views: 6668

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

I've been off of Rip since his tooth extraction. Still working on line and in hand in the caveson. Had to have the vet out today to take a look at the extraction site. It is not healing well. He has developed a dry socket and it is not granulating in. May have to go back in and debride the site. Sti...
by khall
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking UPDATE
Replies: 52
Views: 1786

Re: The Pit of Eternal Despair - AKA Stall Rest/Hand Walking UPDATE

Dang SF, hope it is not a big deal and Annabelle will still be on track for work this summer.
by khall
Fri May 31, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2122

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

Thanks demi for posting some video. Rocky looks nicely active and good in the bridle in the trot. I am not seeing what Rye sees, she looks perfectly happy to do the trot work. What I am seeing in the W C transition is that she is not strong enough yet for this transition and she is flattening in it,...
by khall
Thu May 30, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me Horse Shop?!? - Now need help with names :)
Replies: 69
Views: 1876

Re: Help me Horse Shop?!?

Good luck! I hope you can find what you are looking for.
by khall
Thu May 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2122

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

I don't agree chisamba, pause the video and see where he is crossing the inside HL over the outside HL in the LY and does step under the CL. That is a lovely horse.
by khall
Thu May 30, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help me Horse Shop?!? - Now need help with names :)
Replies: 69
Views: 1876

Re: Help me Horse Shop?!?

Xan I agree completely with your assessment that this gelding has problems with his hind fetlocks. If you look at the picture of him standing with L side presented the angle of his L fetlock is where I would like to see when the leg is vertical yet it is set behind him. You bring that hind leg forwa...
by khall
Thu May 30, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Anhydrosis - your experience
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: Anhydrosis - your experience

I have dealt with anhydrosis with several horses over the years, one aged Arab with cushings that was severely affected. The BEST treatment I found was acupuncture! By far then put on one AC or one of the other get them sweating supplements. Beer did nothing for any of mine. We also used ventipullum...
by khall
Thu May 30, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2122

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

IMO the lateral work in canter is about encouraging engagement (as long as the canter quality is not disturbed) so renvere in CC is going to target the outside hind leg of the horse. HI too encourages the outside hind leg to become more engaged (why in Spain they had me ride HI in canter before chan...
by khall
Wed May 29, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Done deal, I bought a horse!
Replies: 53
Views: 1564

Re: Done deal, I bought a horse!

Congratulations!! He sounds like a fun horse to own. Here is to many years together:)
by khall
Wed May 29, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2122

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

For me all of the work depends on the individual horse. What one needs another would not benefit from. For my particular horse Rip he is big and strong but not particularly supple or elastic, so we do lateral work to build that suppleness which also builds the strength and straightness he needs for ...
by khall
Tue May 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2122

Re: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

Interesting the canter discussion has taken a turn into contact discussion. I do agree good contact with feel is very important and one of the hardest things to develop for sure. MC questioning if everyone is still worrying about the BTV stuff, yes I do. It was a problem with Rip earlier on where he...
by khall
Sun May 26, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection
Replies: 83
Views: 2122

All things canter- to get, improve and engage leading to collection

We've had some really good thoughts and discussions on the goals thread re canter, would love to expand some on this. From starting at the beginning to developing the quality of the canter as we go on in our work with our horses. It seems like there are several of us at the stage where we are asking...
by khall
Sat May 25, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 287
Views: 6668

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

blob hope you don't pass out! The Conyers venue is hot to ride at I know. Hopefully you can warm up in the covered. High 90's here, scorching these last few days. Dry unfortunately too. Will be able to pick up hay with no worry of rain though! With all the canter work discussion I think I'm going to...
by khall
Wed May 22, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 287
Views: 6668

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

I agree whole heartedly Linden and Piedmont I have read renvere in CC on the circle and the horse REALLY wants to change! I just like having Rip right there ready for the transitions in asking for CC and true canter. Will have to revisit renvere in CC again, last when I did it was on shallow bending...
by khall
Sun May 19, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 287
Views: 6668

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Piedmont, good observations re forward and back in CC. Would be a good addition to Rip's repertoire. CC does not really wake Rip up, though now that you mention it I should try medium trot after CC, that was a classic exercise I have done in the past. It does engage him and gets him really on the ai...
by khall
Sat May 18, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Our new addition, born yesterday!
Replies: 22
Views: 628

Re: Our new addition, born yesterday!

Congratulations!! Look at that piaffe already:)
by khall
Sat May 18, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 287
Views: 6668

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

MC yes it is planned. I go from true canter to CC. For me it is a progression of the exercise of being able to do canter trot canter transitions going from L to R lead on a straight line. This ups the ante in going from true to CC and asking for CC on bending line. I up it even more by asking for tr...
by khall
Sat May 18, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 287
Views: 6668

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Jillian was just describing the action of the leading front leg in CC. I was just showing Jillian Rip's CC, was not getting instruction at this point. She was describing for the auditors what happens in the movement. Funny, I thought she was saying tattle and I was trying to figure out what Rip was ...
by khall
Fri May 17, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 287
Views: 6668

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Sorry the video quality is not so sharp, but sharing a bit of my last ride with Jillian. Was just showing her Rip's CC. He was a bit tired this ride but I was still very happy with him both days with Jillian. It is very helpful to me to have video of Rip. I have more but they are longer and showing ...
by khall
Wed May 15, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: He/She Has Got Your Number
Replies: 56
Views: 1585

Re: He/She Has Got Your Number

Good God almighty who would want to ride and 18.2 hh horse? I am lucky in my friends, many who are horsey friends, some I've known for longer than I've been married to my DH! None would be so condescending as to say something like that, how rude. So sorry MC, it has to sting but best to brush off as...
by khall
Wed May 15, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Jillian Kreinbring
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Jillian Kreinbring

Lecture for 2 1/2 days then lessons for 2 days. Not all lecture participants rode or audited. Had participants from as far away as 6 hours (NC), though some did audit and some did ride and participate in lecture. All but 1 rider had ridden with Jillian before, all had attended her lecture at one tim...
by khall
Wed May 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Jillian Kreinbring
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Jillian Kreinbring

If you even get a chance to go participate in one of her lectures, GO you won't regret it! So much knowledge there, good grief we were all just overwhelmed with it all. Some to the point of tears of how much we need to help our horses with the work we do to make them better suited to carry us. So en...
by khall
Wed May 15, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 287
Views: 6668

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

First Kelo major congrats on the GP debut with your cowpony! and your young cowpony is looking great:) Glad she was a good girl for her first outing. Flight nice SW pics there with Norsey, he has huge reach showing off that Iberian fancy foot work. Abby gosh what a heart breaker to lose your preciou...
by khall
Thu May 09, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Kentucky Derby telecast
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: The Kentucky Derby telecast

I tend to get there just to watch the race, not all the hoopla before (do we really need 3 hours or so of coverage?). So all of that does not matter to me. I was scared watching this time with the track condition. Messy track. I do like watching the stories behind the horses. Loved the relationship ...
by khall
Thu May 09, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Medium trot
Replies: 33
Views: 856

Re: Medium trot

lorilu SW=Spanish Walk. This has helped Rip to learn about opening up his shoulder range, he has a very expressive SW. Cedar was saying we can use this as well to teach him about passage. Though this week I have got nothing done with Rip. After the stifle injections he has had to be up in the stall ...
by khall
Tue May 07, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Senior Horses/Senior Riders
Topic: My Situation
Replies: 40
Views: 1520

Re: My Situation

MC yes the zero turn mowers are expensive. We have 2, but they hold their value and last a long time if you buy good ones. We have a Ferris that has a 6' mower deck on it and a CAT diesel engine. We've had it since we've been on the farm 2005. They are SOOO much faster cutting pastures than with a t...
by khall
Tue May 07, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: May & June Goals & Progress
Replies: 287
Views: 6668

Re: May & June Goals & Progress

Love all the chestnut horses pics! May/June goals is to just ride (maybe) host two clinics and biomechanics lecture (Jillian Kreinbring this weekend and Cedar in June), break ground for my parent's apartment here on the farm, just survive! Dealing with on going health issues with both my parents unf...
by khall
Wed May 01, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Riding holiday Montana?
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: Riding holiday Montana?

Flight https://lonemountainranch.com/the-ranch/ this is where we stayed when we went to Montana for vacation. Lone Mountain is not a dude ranch but a guest ranch where there is more to do than just riding. Our DS and my parents went with us so we needed a variety of activities. DS LOVED the ropes co...
by khall
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 62
Views: 5311

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

Second Easter we have had a bobcat(s) viewing in our back yard/woods. DH got video this time, but have not downloaded it yet. We were visiting with family in our kitchen/eating area and my BIL noticed a rabbit high footing it across the yard, I looked out to see the bobcat looking for his/her lunch....

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